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Old 06-05-06, 11:41 PM
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Hey ladies. I was wondering if anyone could tell me about pumping. I have been breastfeeding my little girl who is 2 weeks old today. I am very interested in pumping so I can get a break from always feeding her. I don't need to build a supply or anything like that because I'm not going back to work. I'm just curious when the best time is to pump? I would like to have like 2-3 bottles worth in the fridge. Thanks everyone. Also, what is the best storage container for the milk?
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Old 06-05-06, 11:56 PM
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As you know.. I have know idea.
But... you also might want to post this question on the bf board. They might have some more answers for you there as well.

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Old 06-06-06, 12:24 AM
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The b/fing board is outstanding.

If you're not going back to work, I suggest not pumping at all for the first month. Pumping will actually diminish your supply a little bit since the pump gets far less milk from your breast than the baby.
Also, it *can* (not always, but sure can) confuse the baby when you use a rubber nipple so soon and lead to b/fing failure. Babies don't have to suck as hard on a rubber nipple and if it's introduced too early they then refuse to work as hard at the breast and they stop b/fing. I would just avoid all of that until your baby is older.
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Old 06-06-06, 04:32 AM
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Also you're still recovering from the birth I'm sure, so relax and enjoy the chance to put your feet up during the feeds, put something good on the tv, find a nice book, or just enjoy gazing at your newborn.
The world can wait for a few weeks... I only pumped when I felt too engorged after those first weeks, K didn't take a bottle until she was 4mos odd, and still doesn't have one regularly, sorry I can't help more on that front. Just my :twocents:
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